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The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

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The Power of Your Subconscious Mind has been a bestseller since its first publication in 1963, selling many millions of copies since its original publication. It is one of the most brilliant and beloved spiritual self-help works of all time which can help you heal yourself, banish your fears, sleep better, enjoy better relationships and just feel happier. The techniques ar

Mass Market Paperback, Revised, 304 pages
Published January 2nd 2001 by Bantam (first published 1963)
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Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this book. Even though there is a lot of information imparted in the book and it is, it is broken in to many small sections (chunks as I call them), making the book much easier to read. Even though this books was written many year ago (first published in 1963), everything in the book is still true.

I have always been interested in the topic of the of the subconscious mind, to my it is where ideas are born from, where people conscious personality and actions stem from. I like the i
Scott Stoinis
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help
It has made me aware of the enormously faculty we have to use our full capacity of our mind to start living and seeing ourselves capable of accomplishing what ever you set your mind to be or do. I bought this book at special price from here:
Bill Taylor
Aug 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
I do enjoy self help books - some have even helped, but I'm afraid this is a load of tosh. Perhaps I exaggerate but its showing its age and doesn't stand up to criticism now. Three points...

1. There are far too many biblical references and one begins to suspect there is a religious driver behind this.

2. Can you seriously expect to influence someone else's health with the power of your sub-conscious - come on. Does your sub-conscious mind really heal a cut leg? I don't think so.

3. Sadly I've been
May 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one that needs to be re-read many times, which I will do.
Sep 30, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Many claims, not a sniff of evidence. Bullshit
Avel Rudenko
This is one of the greatest books ever written. I recently read Optimal Thinking: How To Be Your Best Self and I have to tell you that it is the next step past positive thinking. Train your mind with Optimal Thinking and you won't have to settle for second best! Some of the positive affirmations mentioned in this book, worked wonders for my life. The power of subconscious mind is really powerful if we really believe in it. The concept of harmony, peace and abundance that the author wrote is real ...more
Dec 21, 2016 rated it did not like it
When I started this book, I thought this was gonna be good. The title was really interesting and I'll admit it was an impulsive purchase and I didn't know the author was a Minister. While I have no objections to that or to anything that's written in the book, I find this book a little too absurd. I am all for meditating and believing and about the subconscious faith but this feels like a book for the lazy. And TBH, this book just straight out defies the laws of medicine at some point!

The only so
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Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book will give you the key to the most awesome power within your reach!

This remarkable book has already helped readers the world over achieve the seemingly impossible just by learning how to bring the incredible force of the subconscious under their control. Now you, too, can learn these powerful techniques for changing your life simply by changing your beliefs.

Dr. Murphy combines time-honored spiritual wisdom with cutting-edge scientific research to explain the influence of the subconscio
Sep 24, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed learning about changing myself from within. The stories were a little too fantastical sometimes.

Main Concepts:
- Change your thoughts, change your destiny
- You become what you think about all day
- You deserve abundance; wealth, success, life, love, health
- Monitor your thoughts; negative thoughts are DAMAGING and hold you back
- Don't expect free lunch; it's only when you GIVE that you receive ten-fold
- One universal mind; praying for others can impact their life just as effectively as i
Sidharth Vardhan
Jan 18, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: non-fiction, nobel, usa
The Power of Pseudoscience crap

You can not win with Murphy. If you get what you 'prayed' for, it shows power of your subconscious mind. If you don't, than you didn't pray right. And there is, of course, no other way to know if a prayer was done right except by the result. The book is a terrible mixture of pseudoscience, faith healing non-sense, some stupid coincidences used as examples of rules and so on. One can only find such genius for nonsense in motivational writers. The worse part though i
Pixel Word
You may have to read (or listen to) this book a few times to fully absorb it. When it started (the audio version) I thought, this guy is talking too fast, there is no serene and calming background music, he said conscious-unconscious mind like a billion times, and the first 15-20 min I couldn't wait for it to finish so I can rate it poorly. *grins* But something happened, I adapted to his pace and started listening and LIKING the book. I thought, oooh so this is the book Rhonda turned into The S ...more
Katherine Basto
Jun 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book, written in the 1960s contributed to the New Thought Movement and some of its teachings are evident in books such as "The Secret". Dr. Joseph Murphy did not get the credit he deserved. I found this book about 6 months ago and it's changed my view of many things and offered a paradigm shift in how I look at and react to daily circumstances and life's challenges. Basically, the messages we give ourselves and/or messages from parents and teachers etc. for good or bad are filtered through ...more
Pooja Singh
Aug 22, 2018 rated it liked it
*Book review*
"The only path by which another person can upset you is through your own thought."
- Joseph Murphy, The power of your subconscious mind
The power of your subconscious mind, as is clear from the title, dwells on the importance of one's consciousness and its power to heal, create and make one's life better. The power of positive affirmations and optimal thinking, and how it can work wonders in practical life where one might find themselves going through hard times on more occasions th
Sep 03, 2013 rated it liked it
A book from another era, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind blends religion, Freud, and self-help to create a feel-good, low-effort way to make your life better: just say what you want over and over again and hope your ucs mind is listening.

It is, of course, which is why this stuff does work, just not as spectacularly as Mr. Murphy claims in his homilies of people who thought their way to fabulous wealth or curing a cancer. The better application is to cure a long-standing fear you have or a m
this book is MY BIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!since 1994!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, Joseph Murphy
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, one of the most beloved and bestselling inspirational guides of all time, shows how changing your thought patterns can produce dramatic improvements in your life. Using practical, easy-to-understand techniques and real-world case studies, Dr. Joseph Murphy reveals the vast influences of the subconscious mind on all aspects of existence-money, relationships, jobs, happiness-and how you can apply and direct its
Ujjawal Sureka
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mind-over-matter
Genre: Self-improvement
Publication Date: 1962

This book is an inspiration.
It gives a really sensible approach to having faith in oneself and having faith on our subconscious mind.
This book also tells that the Bible is really referring to the powers within us as god's powers.
(This is also a thing pointed out in Dan Brown's: The Lost Symbol.)
It offers a mild spiritual journey.
Highly recommended.
Three stars for the book itself but a solid five for its ideas.

I love the concept of using your imagination to change your life. It makes a lot of sense to me and appeals to the creative me. One of my favourite literature quotes is, 'I like them to talk nonsense. That is man's one privilege over all creation.' I love that there is no limit to what our minds can do. And to harness that power to alter one's life for the better is a truly inspiring idea.

I do honestly believe that what we think, we
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3 stars!

I'm still confused how should I rate this book. I don't read non-fiction much. This book had intrigued me from a psychological point of view.

Things I liked:
The basic idea put forth in this book is that your subconscious mind has infinite power and as you shall think will be done unto you. It all depends on your thinking and thought process. For example, if you think you're going fail a certain test, your subconscious mind will do everything to make it true. So in the end you're bound
Sep 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Philip by: Stevey McGeown
I wanted to read the Secret but got the DVD instead and as a Christian and Catholic actually stopped watching it because I didn't think Bob Proctor gave God the credit He deserves in all of this. I was still drawn to the "secret" ideas and thinking though and I was looking for something similar but with a Christian injection. Joseph Murphy wrote the exact book I needed to read.

Guard your thoughts for you are what you think about all day. If you focus on the negative then that's what your life wi
Dec 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book is unbelievably good, it changed alot of my thinking... for me, I'm already familiar to these ideas (depending on the religious teachings) but I've never known about the scientific basics of them! interesting, and I strongly recommend this book! :)
Amber Tucker
Jun 07, 2010 marked it as to-read
Shelves: given-up-for-now
I'm really not sure I'm going to finish this. So far it's gearing up to be 300-odd pages of, as someone else here has pointed out, unsubstantiated "scientific" theories and anecdotal "evidence". I believe in the power of the mind, NO question whatsoever. But sometimes I think new-age types are overcomplicating the business. What business? The business of THINKING. To tell the truth, I've been into this power-of-the-mind theory for at least five or six years, seeing and hearing and reading it fro ...more
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: get-it
Great book.
I think everyone should read it once in his/her life.
It would enables one to your thoughts,thinking, intellects and wisdom.
The things you do on your life, as well as easy to figure it out the consequences of your actions and thoughts throughout life.
Thanks Paula, I got this books in your shelf.
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
Hmm...I found it. ..Very weird. I understand the concept but the examples and writing style are absolutely weird.
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: guidebook, essay
This book is consistant on the properties of autosuggestion. That is, self-persuasion monitored by wishful thinking, a strong dose of attraction theory and a jumble of contradictory factoids. It relies too much on these elements for me to draw a lot of substantial benefits out of it.

At least, it is easy to remember the key points outlined, as they are relentlessly repeated throughout.
Anas I S
Jun 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Good but nothing great to offer.
Tilak Khurana
Jun 16, 2013 rated it did not like it
After reading this book I lost the power of my conscious mind :(
Dhruv Sharma
There are 2 aspects of the book, let me try to explain these in my way.

First Aspect: It is true that the mind has ability to control your body & emotion. Even in situation of utter pain one can find peacewhereas another can get depress in peace feeling lonely. Technically your mind has this ability, but now the question is how you control this ability and use it in the way you want…., and the answer is by "Believe".

Once you start believing positively in something and you put all your efforts and
May 28, 2009 rated it it was ok
Although this book begins intriguing through subject matter, it spins a quick web of insecure sources and personal stories which obtain no scientific proof. The references are unstable and the book definitely does not follow the proper APA format for research follow-up. There is only the idea of what can come from the subconscious mind, without the dedication and research to back these ideas through such aspects as SPSS or proper statistics. The book is very interesting but, the lack of research ...more
Q.T. Pi
Feb 10, 2018 rated it liked it
I like reading these kinds of books cause they do leave you with a feeling of optimism but I'm also skeptical of the lessons they teach. I mean this book basically tells you to practice mastering your conscious mind in order to persuade your subconscious mind and once you do that the world is open to you. While I can believe some of the lessons like overcoming fears by visualizing yourself overcoming that fear and being cheered by all your friends and family for doing so, I don't know if I buy t ...more
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(Arabic: جوزيف ميرفي)
Joseph Murphy was a Divine Science minister and author.

Murphy was born in Ireland, the son of a private boy's school headmaster and raised a Roman Catholic. He studied for the priesthood and joined the Jesuits. In his twenties, an experience with healing prayer led him to leave the Jesuits and move to the United States, where he became a pharmacist in New York (having a degree

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